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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,192 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #59

Dec 012011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When filling the gas tank with an automatic cut off nozzle, there is severe splash back as the nozzle shuts off the gas supply. Gas spouts out of the filler pipe under pressure. This is real fire hazard plus quite a mess if it gets on the driver/gas pump user. Repeated surges will likely take the paint off the left rear fender.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #58

Mar 012011

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When filling the gas tank with an automatic cut off nozzle, there is severe splash back as the nozzle shuts off the gas supply. Gas sputs out of the filler pipe under pressure. This is a real fire hazard plus quite a mess if it gets on the driver/gas pump user. Repeated surges will likely take the paint off the left rear fender. If I estimate that the tank will take about 14 gallons, I stop the delivery at 11 gallons, remove the nozzle and shake the vehicle. Then I reinsert the nozzle and stop at each gallon until full. Even with this technique, there may be a mild splash back. This technique makes fueling the vehicle a real chore which is an aggravation!

- Lorida, FL, USA

problem #57

Oct 192011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
When filling the vehicle with gasoline, the auto shut off does not work. This is very dangerous, as it overfills and fuel spills out all over the vehicle and the surrounding area. I have learned that this has something to do with the vapor valve in the fuel tank, and is even a bigger problem if the vehicle was involved in a rollover, as the fuel would come spilling out of the tank. Took it to the dealership and they told me that I would be responsible for replacing the fuel tank. This should be a recall, as Dodge has had this happen before on other models.

- Horse Shoe, NC, USA

problem #56

Dec 152009

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Every time gas tank is filled completely and nozzle shuts off, gas spills out of the tank all over the car and onto the ground. Severe fire hazard. Car is not being topped off. Happens only when tank is allowed to be completely full. Has to do with the vehicle and not the gas stations pumps. Dodge incorporated a shut off system in SUVS to prevent fire during a roll over accident but this is the part that is failing in the gas tank. Is a severe safety risk.

- Crowslanding , CA, USA

problem #55

Dec 182011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
When I fill my tank up gasoline will overflow and spill onto the side of my car and onto the floor.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #54

Dec 112011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling the gas tank, gas backs up and pours out of the tank spout. This isn't exclusive to filling up the tank entirely. This causes a concern as it sprays fuel on the individual pumping the gas and leaves a spill at the gas pump.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #53

Feb 082011

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that fuel spilled out from the filler neck while refueling and spilled onto herself as well as the exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The contact researched the fuel system malfunction online and discovered that this was a common failure. The contact notified the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 72,000...updated 12/07/11 updated 06/04/12

- Foreston, MN, USA

problem #52

Sep 012010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
It appears there is a problem with the gas tank which seems to spill fuel every time during refueling.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #51

Apr 082011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Gas overflow when filling. Reports of "rollover valve in tank not sealing" have been submitted to Dodge but no recall as of yet. "the fuel tank rollover valve can allow fuel to pass into the vapor canister resulting in the potential for fuel leakage. "

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #50

Jul 032011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 33,500 miles
About 2 months ago when filling my vehicle with gas when the pump shut off it splashed out quite a bit of fuel. I thought ok one time. My vehicle continues to do this now. Because of this I just put in so many gallons of fuel and turn off myself. I called the dealership and they said would have to bring in and pay to have it tested. I have seen online that several people are having the same problem with the Nitro. This is dangerous as it could splash in eyes, etc. If you are not aware of the problem. I would think there would B a recall by now. I have left 3 messages for the dealership to call me to discuss this but no one returns my calls.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #49

Jul 032007

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 33,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

About 2 months ago when filling my vehicle with gas when the pump shut off it splashed out quite a bit of fuel. I thought ok one time. My vehicle continues to do this now. Because of this I just put in so many gallons of fuel and turn off myself. I called the dealership and they said would have to bring in and pay to have it tested. I have seen online that several people are having the same problem with the Nitro. This is dangerous as it could splash in eyes, etc. If you are not aware. I would think there would be a recall by now. I have left 3 messages for the dealership to call me to discuss this but no one returns my calls.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #48

Dec 182009

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
While fueling the vehicle the fuel overflows once full and goes all over the ground and vehicle. The pump shuts off but fuel just comes back up through the tank fill spout.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #47

Jun 162011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Fuel comes rushing out all over vehicle and all over persons filling the gas tank. This happens everytime it is filled up.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #46

Apr 152011

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that gasoline would spill from the fuel tank when the vehicle was refueled. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that there was a failure with the filler cap. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 59,000. Post script: Chrysler did a warranty repair with a deductible $150. Gas tank was replaced 9/01/2011. The action fixed the problem above. Updated 09/29/2011

- Fort Collins , CO, USA

problem #45

Aug 082011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
When filling up 2007 Dodge Nitro SXT 92,000 miles, gasoline sprays back after fuel pump shuts off.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #44

Nov 102010

Nitro

  • 24,000 miles
When refueling, after the pump nozzle shuts off, there is a back splash of gasoline from the tank filler tube. Suspect the fuel tank roll over valve is stuck open. This creates a fire hazard upon refueling and would allow fuel leakage upon roll over, the exact event the valve is supposed to prevent. This has been consistent since November 2010.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #43

Dec 012010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
A substantial amount of fuel spills out of the filler tube when filling the fuel tank. This happens every time the tank is filled. This has been happening for about 7 months now.

- Foreston, MN, USA

problem #42

Jun 052009

Nitro

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated while adding fuel to the vehicle it would spill out of the fuel tank onto the contact and the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the fuel tank and they stated there was no recall. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was only able to add a half tank of gasoline to the fuel tank because of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #41

Jun 122011

Nitro

  • miles
After filling up my 2007 Dodge Nitro gas spew out with force on myself and the side of the SUV. When unlocking or locking my vehicle sometime the cooling fan and radio will turn on. Both of my back windows don't not work.

- Sycamore, GA, USA

problem #40

Oct 202010

Nitro

  • 38,000 miles
2007 Dodge Nitro, fuel system gasoline. During fill-up the fuel spills out of the filler neck due to a bad fuel tank rollover valve. Vehicle has 38K miles when problem started.

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

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